User talk:Gecko G

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Belize Football[edit]

Collapsible lists[edit]

(note: this is in relation to the discussion on the WW2 InfoBox)

As far as I understand (don't take what I say as gospel), there are two main arguments against them:

  • Either the information is worth showing in the display box or not.
  • Technical issues.

No opinion on how valid they are.

/Cheers walk victor falk talk 21:54, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

ah, that could explain why I couldn't quickly find any examples - they are being phased out!
I had just thought that it seemed like an obvious compromise between Options 1 & 3. I didn't know that it was so obvious that it had been suggested thrice before.
I'm surprised someone bothered to add it as an option. Thanks, Gecko G (talk) 06:49, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

Editors Barnstar Hires.png The Editor's Barnstar
You deserve this one. I appreciate you making various improvements on my articles. I also am appreciative of the fact that you have been very diplomatic when it came to the conflicts with other users over various article content. Also, thanks for spelling my name with an É. It gets me all the time. Étienne Dolet (talk) 17:56, 6 May 2014 (UTC)
wow! my first ever barnstar! Face-blush.svg I'm honored. Mahalo nui loa, Étienne! Gecko G (talk) 21:36, 6 May 2014 (UTC)

ANI discussion[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. Étienne Dolet (talk) 18:13, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Action was taken and discussion concluded before I had a chance to weigh in. The user in question was banned for a week. Barring further action by any involved, I consider the matter closed and I look forward to constructive edits from the user in question after the banning period. Gecko G (talk) 23:53, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Well done[edit]

Well done on bringing Navy Occupation Service Medal up to MILHIST B-Class, I look forward to seeing more of your work! Regards, Peacemaker67 (send... over) 06:28, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Currently, given my lack of time, and lack of wiki-experience, B-class is the highest I dare aim for, but hopefully some day I'll be able to aim higher. Cheers, Gecko G (talk) 21:27, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

James T. Conway[edit]

Dear GeckoG,

I only have read now your question from 6 months ago on the page history. The award you are talking about is the Khalifiyyeh Order of Bahrain, knight's degree. Approved for wear as individual foreign award. Hope I could help! claudevsq (talk) 10:35, 15 October 2014 (UTC)

Good eye Claudevsq. Sorry for the delay, I've been off wikipedia for a while. Will comment more on the relevant talk page, cheers
Gecko G (talk) 23:16, 10 January 2015 (UTC)


Hey Greg,

Thanks for commenting a while back on my Elliott Fitch Shepard nomination. I'm scared the FAC coordinators will fail it for too little commentary, so would you mind also adding a support or oppose vote either to your old comment(s) or a new one? Thank you!--ɱ (talk · vbm) 19:48, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

I don't know much about the FAC process, but I'll read through the whole article and point out some grammer bits. look for it shortly. Gecko G (talk) 20:31, 9 May 2015 (UTC)

List of United States Army campaign during World War II[edit]


List of United States Army campaigns during World War II has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

DYK for List of United States Army campaigns during World War II[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 19:40, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

A Barnstar for you![edit]

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For copyediting and nitpicking all the issues out of the article List of United States Army campaigns during World War II. Many thanks, Tomandjerry211 (Let's have a chat) 22:30, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, I just wish I had the time to contribute more. Gecko G (talk) 21:02, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

April–June 2015 MilHist reviewing award[edit]

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For completing 3 reviews during April–June 2015, on behalf of the Wikiproject Military History coordinators, I hereby award you the Military history reviewers' award. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 10:18, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Keep track of upcoming reviews. Just copy and paste {{WPMILHIST Review alerts}} to your user space

hmm... neat. Didn't know there was such a drive (or contest, or whatever). Thank you. Gecko G (talk) 21:02, 13 July 2015 (UTC)

VAW units[edit]

Thanks for help[edit]

I would like to say thank you for all the help you did with VAW-125. The page is coming along very well in my opinion. I am still checking more references, but its getting harder and harder. Reb1981 (talk) 03:18, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
I've got more work on it in the wings, I've done some research and got more tidbits and some cites that could help it reach B-class, but I just haven't had the time to wikify my notes and add it all. And given that work is heading into the busy season, I think my time crunch will become even more acute over the next 3-4 months. Gecko G (talk) 20:08, 30 July 2015 (UTC)


On the ship deployments. I have been trying to search high and low for a reference and I am unable to locate it. Where did you find that information? If you recall. Thanks. Reb1981 (talk) 22:04, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

IIRC I started with the info at (not an RS so I didn't cite it) then updated/corrected it with info from the squadron's various own command histories and the relevant CVW & carrier wikipages. Gecko G (talk) 20:12, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Ok make sense thanks. I have been working to try and get citations done right on the page. Now I have started a project to improve all the VAW squadron pages. Reb1981 (talk) 23:05, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
yikes, that's ambitious. Good luck. Gecko G (talk) 01:39, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, lol. There are about 13 all together. Some need lots of work while other just some TLC. Reb1981 (talk) 19:44, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
Well bud ironically exactly a month later I have finished that project. I got the VAW pages as good as I personally can do. 11, 12, 77, 78, 110, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Reb1981 (talkcontribs) 04:51, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
Good work. As I have some time I might take a look and provide some notes, starting right now with a note about VAW-11 (see it's talk page momentarily). Gecko G (talk) 21:18, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Some info was very hard to come by. I am currently now working on VQ-1Reb1981 (talk) 00:35, 6 November 2015 (UTC)

────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────@Reb1981: Apologies. Work never slowed down, I'm in my 8th month of pretty consistent over-time so I haven't had time to look over the VAW articles as I had planned to. And there's no sign of things slowing down anytime soon. Gecko G (talk) 05:52, 6 March 2016 (UTC)

It's ok bud! I understand I have been busy myself. I been working on other projects here in mean time. Reb1981 (talk) 00:17, 8 March 2016 (UTC)

Declined Teamwork Barnstar[edit]

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Thank you for all your help with VAW squadrons. You have been a big help. Your advice and help will always be welcomed in my opinion. Reb1981 (talk) 21:42, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
I very kindly thank you @Reb1981:, However, I fear I must respectfully decline for a pair of reasons:
Firstly, I've barely begun to look over the VAW squadron articles (I've really only looked at 2) due to lack of time. Now that January is here I should have more time thus I'm hoping to have more time to return to Wikiwork and will be looking over the others
Secondly, The Teamwork Barnstar, as I understand it, is meant to be given to groups of 3 or more editors working together, not to a lone individual.
Thus, I hope you see why I am declining. If, after I have had more time to go through the articles, you wish give me an appropriate barnstar at that time, I will be very happy to accept such an honor, but I can not accept this particular barnstar at this time.
Thank you, Gecko G (talk) 01:24, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
@Gecko G: Understandable, I must have misread what the barnstar was. It just seemed fitting. I do thank you for all you done to help out though. I been busy myself. Reb1981 (talk) 21:49, 2 January 2016 (UTC)


I'm not sure if you can facilitate, but I might also suggest keeping an eye on YahwehSaves, continuing to use as a sockpuppet. I'm active-duty military, so I can't dedicate the time necessary to back-track/research all the uncited/unreferenced/original content edits made (Chesty Puller, George Armstrong Custer, Fergie Jenkins, "A" Device), some resulting in edit wars. He's been disruptive for years, I just don't have the time to pursue him anymore. Sorry for any inconvenience Bullmoosebell (talk) 02:39, 18 February 2016 (UTC)

@Bullmoosebell: It takes more patience to work with YahwehSaves than any other wikipedian I've encountered, but it IS possible to work collaboratively with him/her, as evidenced by some of our [semi-]recent work on articles like United States military award devices. Gecko G (talk) 22:06, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

Unknown award[edit]

Dear Gecko G,

I just completed the "Awards and decorations" part of Burwell B. Bell III, and there is one award I can't identify. See photo: He is wearing the medal of the Korean Order of National Security Merit, but instead of a dark purple sash, he wears the medal as breast star. But what I talk about is the golden medal which he wears on a neck ribbon. Do you possibly know what this might be, and add it to his awards? Or just tell me here on your talkpage?

Thank you very much,

claudevsq (talk) 18:59, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

@Claudevsq: Interesting. It's something Korean- his wearing of the breast star on the uniform indicates he is in Korea (or at an official Korea related function elsewhere- ie at an embassy or such). Plus "newsis" is a Korean language news source
The ribbon is similar, but not exactly like, other Korean ribbons, ie the Presidential Citation (not to be confused with the Unit Citation) which has a faint thin orange strip seperating the yellow and red, or the Blue Stripes medal (1st class) of the Order of Service Merit, which is more orangish than the yellow here (plus the manner of wearing would seem to indicate a 2nd or 3rd class, not 1st class).
Wish there was a clearer view of the medal itself. The basic round shape (as opposed to a star, cross, or similar) could indicate a lower award (campaign medal or commemorative) as opposed to a higher award (ie one 'for valor' or 'for merit'), but that's not always the case with East Asian medals (ie look at some of the early Chinese awards).
I suppose It could end up being something like a municipal medal or a private organization or NGO recogniziton award (like a Korean-American friendship organization, as just one example off the top of my head)
Please let me know if you ever ID this. Cheers, Gecko G (talk) 22:34, 28 February 2016 (UTC)

I will. EricSerge is looking for it as well. Many thanks,

claudevsq (talk) 14:40, 29 February 2016 (UTC)

Awards for Kenneth Hunzeker page[edit]

Thanks for your help with the awards for the Kenneth Hunzeker page. Can't thank you enough. Here are the answers to the questions you asked. Would you please update the entry? I don't know how. Embarrassing. 1. Good Conduct medal. Mr. Hunzeker attended the USMA Prep School which requires a brief stint in the Army as an Enlisted man. He was awarded the GCM during that time. 2. The NATO Medal is for service in the former Yugoslavia. 3. Would very much appreciate if the awards were reflected in the proper order. Thank you again for your help. Cheers Grhynedance (talk) 20:18, 7 March 2016 (UTC)

@Grhynedance: I see you have already taken care of it. I don't have much time for wikipedia during the week, but hey, it was a good learning oportunity for you on how to edit a wiki template. cheers, Gecko G (talk) 21:44, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

N Device (Air Force)[edit]

Dear GeckoG,

on this article, which I created (that IP is me), you can see that the next VCSAF wears a gold letter N on his NDOSM, what about creating such a graphic? I mean like for "other_device=n|", because I think we will see quite some more of these in the future... Sent this to EricSerge as well. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to do it myself...

Thanks, many greetings,

claudevsq (talk) 14:12, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

Done by EricSerge yesterday! Greetings, claudevsq — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:17, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

@Claudevsq and EricSerge: Sorry for the delay in response, been quite busy IRL. It sounds like you wanted it added to the ribbon devices template, can that still be done (or does it require an svg version)? Gecko G (talk) 20:27, 24 July 2016 (UTC)

Proposed Merger on Aircraft catapult[edit]

I am contacting you today for your input on a proposed merger on Aircraft catapult. You can check the discussion here. Thanks for your assistance. Reb1981 (talk) 22:32, 19 June 2016 (UTC)

@Reb1981: sorry for the tardiness in this reply, been quite a bit more busy than I had expected to be this season. The Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System article is almost as long as the entirety of the Aircraft catapult and it seems to be fine as a stand alone article from a quick glance. Cheers, Gecko G (talk) 20:33, 24 July 2016 (UTC)
It's all good we all have lives. Mine has been crazy too, this place is my escape a lot of times. Thanks for your feedback. Reb1981 (talk) 22:25, 24 July 2016 (UTC)